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Old 20th Feb 2012, 23:12   #221 (permalink)
 
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It is a good little machine - does exactly what it says on the tin. Shown scooting through 'HamHenge'.



Found this boy's toy parked on the top of a pile of rocks - must have been a confident driver...!

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Old 20th Feb 2012, 23:31   #222 (permalink)
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This Top Gear did a 'comparison' of off-road mobility scooters:- BBC iPlayer - Top Gear: Series 18: Episode 4
(It's towards the end, starting at 42:15 on )
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 23:49   #223 (permalink)

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They are talking about India being 'polio free'
How the hell would they know?
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 23:55   #224 (permalink)
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BBC News - How India has had remarkable success in polio fight
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 00:02   #225 (permalink)

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I am still kind of amazed that I can talk to someone half a world away, instantly, and the mail takes a week to get there.

Hmmm, BladeRunner, noodle soup
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 01:21   #226 (permalink)
 
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Mrs TBF now ensonced in Stepping Hill for new knee

Will report more when known

New Iphone and service tele all in good fettle so she can keep herself amused.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 01:43   #227 (permalink)
 
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10.35 here and have finished first school run and trip to the market where we picked up some clams and malasugi (swordfish) for dins tonight.

Local chap has called my 'bird tree' an alum tree; alum being the dielect word for mole (the one of the skin). Gets name, so he says, because the seeds are small and black.

Picked up a new car yesterday; another Toyota called the Vios. Built for the SE Asia market. Just a runabout.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 03:23   #228 (permalink)
 
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Looks like 21.02.2012 has started.

Sweet dreams!
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 03:59   #229 (permalink)
 
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Which also means that it's Shrove Tuesday probes and that means PANCAKES !!
Fond of pancakes am I.

Morning all. Sounds windy out there but it's still too dark to know.

Fingers crossed for Mrs TBF and her new knee.
Hope you're felling better Stormin.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 05:01   #230 (permalink)
 
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Up and about at 5.30 this morning for no particular reason apart from being awake and needing to rinse knackered eye with warm water and cotton wool,to early for any constructive pottering about, quiet pottering about is most unsatifactory as one needs to either whistle or hum to be taken seriously by other potterer.
Made a cuppa whilst very quietly humming the Red Flag for some reason.
Up the workers!!

This dammed penicillin is slow working
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 05:30   #231 (permalink)
 
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Patience Mr D, patience. 'Ere you know it, you'll no longer be doing yer Nelson impersonation.

I see from the news that Greece has been given money so that it can pay money to foreign banks. Start the stopwatch for the next crisis point.

On this day in 2008 The death of Sunny Lowry, the first British woman to swim the English Channel (1933). She was berated as being a 'harlot' as her light two-piece suit, which was considered very daring at the time, bared her knees.

Mackerel for breakfast.
Repeating mackerel for the rest of the morning.

Prepare for mayhem in Ashbourne today

BBC News - Ashbourne prepares for historic Shrovetide football match

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Old 21st Feb 2012, 06:14   #232 (permalink)

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I recently heard a 'water expert' stating that the transfer of water could only be carried out over around 100 miles because of differences in supply.

Unfortunately he didn't elaborate on it, so I have no idea what he meant.
Obviously, it is difficult to maintain matching wavelengths over extended distances!
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 06:34   #233 (permalink)

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Old 21st Feb 2012, 06:35   #234 (permalink)
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Repeating mackerel for the rest of the morning.
Did you know that a few drops of vinegar on any fish (mackerel or kippers and the like) that give you such problems removes said problems?
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 06:52   #235 (permalink)
 
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I didn't Mr Wholigan but I do now and will try it next time.

Actually I've just had a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice and water. Wonder if that'll do the trick. We shall see.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 06:57   #236 (permalink)
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I recently heard a 'water expert' stating that the transfer of water could only be carried out over around 100 miles
Someone should tell Old Man River. Since He hasn't heard about, He just keeps rolling along.

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In Britain we use on average 150l per person per day. This has tripled from what we used in the 1950s.
Tripled? Only tripled? Goodness me, I shower every day and wash (including behind the ears, Mum!) a couple of times more. In the fifties we flannel washed every morning and had a bath in the zinc tub every Friday night, whether we needed it or not - sharing the water!

Only Pit-Yackers had a bath every day, when they got home from the pit, via the pub.

What I'd like to know is how come we've only tripled our consumption? Because we have less industry using up the water, thats how. Its not domestic consumption that uses all the water.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 07:26   #237 (permalink)
 
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Something red and shiny to brighten up the day..

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Old 21st Feb 2012, 07:29   #238 (permalink)
 
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Local news says Mr G-CPTN's missing old lady has been found alive and well.
Found in a garden at 4am.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 07:35   #239 (permalink)
 
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Its not domestic consumption that uses all the water.
Agreed BS. The tripling refers to personal consumption as far as I'm aware. I may have read it wrong though.
The point I was trying to make was that you can't keep throwing people into the SE of the country and not expect problems with the water supplies.
Industry does of course use a lots of water but how the equations balance out over the 50 years of population growth and the demise of heavy industry over the same period I don't know. It would be interesting to find out.
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